Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) grande Jakovlev, 1906

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIINI

Dorcadion grande
Dorcadion grande[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Typical habitats of Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) grande are grasslands on piedmonts in middle part of northern macroslope of Zailyiskiy Alatau Mts. in altitudes 1 000 — 1 800 m (Заилийский Алатау, South-Eastern Kazakhstan). Larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae), including fescue (Festuca spp.). Adults feed on above-ground parts of the same plant species. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants. [❖]

Body length:15 - 30 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:beginning of May - 1st half of June
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:South-Eastern Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were photographed in Kaskelen river valey (1 800 m, Zailyiskiy Alatau, Kazakhstan) on May 2015.

Collected by P.Jelínek

Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 2013, pp. 103.
ISBN: 9967456167

Dorcadion grande - male
Dorcadion grande - male
Dorcadion grande - male
Dorcadion grande - male
Dorcadion grande[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Dorcadion grande - female
Dorcadion grande[Photo © E.Rutjan]

Dorcadion grande - female
Dorcadion grande ♂♀ [Photo © E.Rutjan]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Dorcadiini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Dorcadion Dalman, 1817
Subgenus: Acutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
Species: Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) grande Jakovlev, 1906